Hayley Turner: no stranger to team success

Hayley Turner: no stranger to group luck

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Hayley Turner rode her first South African double – and clinched victory for a world jockeys’ group – in the once a year fit in opposition to the South Africans at Turffontein in Johannesburg on Saturday.

She romped to a four-length win at the Michael Azzie-trained 8-1 shot Al Borak within the Citizen Handicap and adopted up on 15-Four 2nd favorite At Hand for St John Grey within the Global Sports activities Having a bet Handicap, sweeping to the entrance a furlong and a part from house to attain by way of a size from the Paul Hanagan-ridden Oyster King.

She stated: “All of us wish to get on journeys like this nevertheless it’s truly other to driving in Britain. The warmth and the altitude make it laborious paintings.”

Grey, proprietor, breeder and teacher of At Hand, used to be maximum inspired and stated: “After I noticed that Hayley used to be all the way down to trip mine I felt that this gave us a large likelihood.”

Turner isn’t any stranger to luck in group driving occasions as she received the Silver Saddle on the Shergar Cup for the second one yr in a row in August.

Twin champion S’Manga Khumalo rode a double for the house group however Andrea Atzeni partnered two seconds and a fourth, Hanagan had a 2nd, 3rd and fourth and Martin Dwyer a 3rd. Franny Norton and Robert Havlin each drew a clean however the guests nonetheless received by way of 215 issues to 185, best their fourth victory on this tournament because it used to be offered in 2008.

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